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The Practical Job Search Podcast with Dean Kulaweera

The Practical Job Search Podcast with Dean Kulaweera

By Dean Kulaweera
Discussions about job search tips, strategies, and advice from my experience as a Recruiter working in the Staffing Industry.

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Dean Kulaweera
www.dkglobaltalent.com
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Episode 227: Never make assumptions - no matter how obvious!
Today's segment, let's talk about not making assumptions. Sometimes what might appear to be the reason why they like you as a Candidate, or what the major challenges the Hiring Team wants you to help them out with, won't always be obvious or even brought to the spotlight without some digging and investigating. Taking the time to uncover the REAL reasons, will allow you to better highlight the right stuff. Subscribe for more! --- Follow me on all my other social channels: dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- Stay proactive! Dean Kulaweera
04:13
September 21, 2021
Episode 226: The problem with "scripted" responses to Interview questions
Ever Googled the best way to respond to certain type of Interview questions you commonly hear about? If you're simply taking in the overall structure of some great responses and purpose behind it, that might be great (depending on who is providing the advice and whether they qualify) - but if you're memorizing these responses like a script and regurgitating them at Interviews, this can backfire. In this episode I discuss why and what you should be doing instead. Hit Subscribe to get notified when the next episode comes out! --- Stay proactive! Dean Kulaweera
08:01
September 16, 2021
Episode 225: Do this ONE thing to better respond to Interview Questions
Ever been responding to an Interview question and then start wondering: "What was the question again?" or "Did I cover everything which was being asked?" or one of the worst: "Did I forget something important?". I know I've experienced this plenty of times as a Job Seeker myself - and as a Recruiter, I see this happen quite often where Candidates I interview simply go off track or don't seem to be responding to what was being asked.  Which often times leaves me as a Recruiter wondering: are they avoiding the question or do they not know their stuff? The fact is, most of you DO know your stuff and you're NOT avoiding the question - but you might be giving that impression. There might be many reasons why this might be happening - in today's segment, I discuss what I think is a major culprit and what you need to be doing IMMEDIATELY to prevent this from happening. Hit Subscribe to get notified when I release a new segment! --- Follow me on my other social channels as well: dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- Stay proactive! Dean Kulaweera
09:01
September 15, 2021
Episode 224: The importance of "self-belief" when Job Searching
Why is it important for you to believe in yourself first and foremost, and what are some things you can do to improve this aspect of your mindset? In today's segment I share a personal tip of mine which I use to increase and improve on my self-belief. If we don't believe in ourselves, how can we expect any employer or recruiter to? Subscribe for more! --- Follow me on all my social channels: dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- Stay proactive! Dean Kulaweera
06:46
September 14, 2021
Episode 223: Career Transitions - what to focus on at Interviews.
Are you making a transition from a different field into a new one? How do you best convince the Hiring Team that they should convince you? And does any of your previous experience counts? A mistake I see many people make is thinking all their experience from that previous career does not count. It DOES - if you do it right. Check out today's segment to see what I mean. Subscribe for more! --- Follow me on all my social channels: dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- Stay proactive! Dean Kulaweera
06:20
September 13, 2021
Episode 222: The 2 Fundamentals at your Job Interviews (from YT Channel)
Dropped this on my YouTube channel a bit earlier. While there are many aspects to doing well at Job interviews, there are 2 fundamentals you have to ensure you’re addressing over the course of the conversation.  If you can uncover and hit these 2 things, you’ll be better able to position yourself as a high potential candidate.    Hit Subscribe for more!   --- Follow me on all my social channels: https://www.dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- Stay proactive! Dean Kulaweera
04:09
September 10, 2021
Episode 221: What the Job Interview is REALLY about....
Think the Job Interview is just about YOU and what YOU bring to the table? Or perhaps the flipside - you think its all about the Organization, the Hiring Team and what THEY want? The reality is - its neither, if you're only thinking its one or the other. In this clip I talk about what the Job Interview is REALLY about. Hit this particular area, and you reach the "gold" in any Interview. Hit that Subscribe button for more! --- Follow me on Twitter, I'd like more Followers please :) --- Stay proactive! Dean Kulaweera
05:59
September 9, 2021
Episode 220: Live Stream Replay - The TRUTH about Job Descriptions, and how you're limiting your Job prospects...
Making sure you meet every single requirement listed in the Job Description before you can apply? You might be making a huge mistake and limiting your options. In this segment, which is a replay of my weekly Live Stream from this week, I talk about the truth behind Job Descriptions - are they REALLY accurate and how much of what's listed is REALLY important to the Hiring Team? My answer to that - which is based on my experiences working as a Recruiter and interacting with Hiring Teams over the years - just might surprise you. Subscribe for more! --- Join me LIVE on my weekly Live Streams every Wednesday @ 11AM ET on YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram - links to my other social channels here: dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- Stay proactive! Dean Kulaweera
37:44
September 8, 2021
Episode 219: Why you should apply for jobs where you're NOT a 100% match
Reading over a job posting and seeing you're not a 100% match because you're missing out on a few things?  Big mistake, folks - you're leaving a lot of opportunities on the table if you're doing this.  In today's segment I'm sharing what some of you might consider some insider insights from a Recruiter in terms of how many of those things listed on the Job Description are actually important to the Hiring Team, based on my experiences being in the Recruitment Industry over the past few years. Some of you might be shocked by what you hear. Subscribe to get notified when I put out a new episode. --- Follow me on my other Social channels: dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- Stay proactive! Dean Kulaweera
11:29
September 7, 2021
Episode 218: The 2 functions of your Resume
This is from an upload I did to my YouTube channel earlier today. Your résumé won’t in itself get you the job - but it’s primary and secondary functions are certainly very important in helping you get there. In this segment I discuss the 2 things a great résumé will help you achieve.   Subscribe for more! --- For all my social links go here:  http://www.dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- Stay proactive!  Dean Kulaweera
05:09
September 3, 2021
Episode 217: The 3 steps to follow when responding to Job Interview questions
There are 3 steps you should follow in responding to Job Interview questions. Of the 3 I talk about in today's segment, #2 is the most important - however in my observations as a Recruiter, most people out there usually do #1, skip #2, and go straight to #3. And #2 is the most important one. Check out this segment and make sure you apply these to your Job Interviews! Subscribe for more! --- Stay proactive! Dean Kulaweera
09:29
September 2, 2021
Episode 216: Job Interview hack - questions with multiple parts you forget when responding...
Ever been asked a question at the Job Interview which had multiple parts to it? You provide your response but forget that you might have missed a component or two and don't realize it? You don't bring it up, because you don't realized you've missed out on a part which was asked. The Interviewer doesn't say anything or remind you because they want to be polite and think you simply do not have knowledge of that area which is why you skipped it in your response - so how do you deal with this? Check out today's segment for a quick tip on dealing with this on your phone, video and in-person interviews. Subscribe for more! --- Stay proactive! Dean Kulaweera
06:20
August 31, 2021
Episode 215: A major source of "Job Search confusion"...
Happy Monday! In today's segment, I cover what I see to be a major source of confusion for Job Seekers - and its actually often times from people who care about you and support you. See what I mean in this segment.... Subscribe for more! --- Stay proactive! Dean Kulaweera
07:41
August 30, 2021
Episode 214: The 4 common reasons Recruiters aren't contacting you...
I did a recent poll on LinkedIn where 110 people voted on their greatest challenge in relation to Recruiters when Job Searching and at 54%, not getting responses/contact from Recruiters was their greatest challenge. In my Live Stream earlier today, I talked about 4 common reasons why this might be happening and what you can do to counter it. In this segment I provide a brief summary of these points. If you want to check out my expanded thoughts, check out the replay of my Live Stream: Live Stream replay Subscribe for more! --- Dean Kulaweera
15:46
August 25, 2021
Episode 213: Monday Motivation - moving beyond your comfort zone
Job Searching often times requires you to move outside of your comfort zone, especially when you have a conversation scheduled with a complete strange. That can be pretty intimidating. Today's segment is a quick motivational message on the importance of moving a bit outside of your comfort zone everyday. That's where the opportunities are - its not always going to be the easy wins which get you the job you're looking for. Hit Subscribe for more! --- Follow me on my other social channels as well: dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- Stay proactive! Dean Kulaweera
03:02
August 23, 2021
Episode 212: Professional Networking and...Bank Accounts?!?
Networking professionally is not a thing you do when you're looking for work. There's much more to it than that. In today's episode I talk about one of my favourite analogies when it comes to Professional Networking. I want you to be approaching your networking with this mindset. Subscribe for more! --- Follow me on your fav social channels for more content: dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- Stay proactive! Dean Kulaweera
09:03
August 20, 2021
Episode 211: Interview Tip - responding to "Tell me about yourself"
This is from a video I dropped on my YouTube channel today. "Dean - how do you respond when an Interviewer asks 'Tell me about yourself?'"   Hey - its the most common question you're going to get asked at the Interview from a variety of different people, from Recruiters to Senior Execs.   Don't get intimidated by this question however. It actually presents a great opportunity. In this video I talk about 3 things to keep in mind when responding to this very common Interview question.   Like + Follow for more and join me every week on Wednesdays for my 11AM ET Live Stream on YouTube where I share Job Search and Recruitment Tips, Advice, and Strategies - links to my social channels so you can follow me are below! ---   Follow me on all my social channels:  https://www.dkglobaltalent.com/connect ---   Stay proactive!  Dean Kulaweera
04:52
August 19, 2021
Episode 210: The 6 mistakes to avoid on your "pre-screen" with Recruiters
As a Recruiter in the Staffing Industry for over 8 years, I've personally interviewed and "pre-screened" thousands of Candidates - so I've had the opportunity to see and point out some common mistakes people make on the initial pre-screen interview. These are by no means the only mistakes people make, but the most common ones I have observed and which I've heard from my peers in the industry as well. Avoid these 6 mistakes and you give yourself a higher chance of moving further along the Interview process. Subscribe to get notified when the next episode comes out! --- Follow me on all my social channels: dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- Stay proactive! Dean Kulaweera
15:09
August 18, 2021
Episode 209: Leveraging Industry events while Job Searching
Whatever your field, skill set, or industry - there are probably a multitude of events going on, some of which you need to be present at. This is one of the best ways to connect with peers or even Hiring Teams who may be present at these events, and who MIGHT be looking to hire. You want to focus on those events local to your city and which make financial sense for you to attend - as well as ensuring they are legitimate events. And you next want to be seen and make yourself a familiar face in your industry. The more you're seen and the more you're involved in your industry, the strong the network you'll build. Subscribe for more! --- Stay proactive! Dean Kulaweera
03:53
August 16, 2021
Episode 208: The ONE thing BEFORE you even start Job Searching....
There's something very important every single Job Seeker needs to do - and often times does NOT do - before they even start Job Searching.   I have observed this every now and then where a candidate I am representing as a Recruiter is completely uncertain about what exactly they want in an ideal career opportunity.  While I personally do take the time to help guide them through and figure this out, not every Recruiter out there will do that - because frankly, its typically not a Recruiter's job to help you figure out what you want.   This stuff needs to be handled way before you start Job Searching, or at least by the time you're sitting in for that Interview.   In this segment which I posted on my YouTube channel, I share something very important you need to do in order to handle this.  It might sound simple and basic, but its a crucial foundation to any successful Job Search strategy.   Subscribe for more!   ---  Follow me on all my social channels:  https://www.dkglobaltalent.com/connect  ---   Stay proactive!  Dean Kulaweera
04:29
August 12, 2021
Episode 207: The 3 things Recruiters are looking for when recruiting...
A Recruiter's search is dependent primarily on the requirements set by the Hiring Team, in terms of what they're looking for in an ideal candidate. The Recruiter then takes these requirements and bases their search on this.  While there might be a multitude of areas which get a Recruiter's attention about you, it usually boils down to 3 areas I talk about in today's segment. Hit Subscribe for more Job Search content! --- Follow me on YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter and tune in to my weekly Live Stream on Wednesdays @ 11AM ET - social links here: dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- Stay proactive! Dean Kulaweera
08:25
August 11, 2021
Episode 206: When you DON'T feel like Job Searching....
Its not always laughs and smiles when you're Job Searching - in fact, majority of the time for most of us, its doing stuff day in and day out which is just not fun, exciting, or motivating. Especially when you're not getting the outcome you want: a Job Offer! But that does not mean take your foot off the accelerator, folks. Often times, we have to keep taking action, in order to achieve the outcomes we want - even when its no fun. This applies to Job Searching as well. Check out today's segment for a quick pep talk - I don't want you giving up! Hit Subscribe to get notified when I release a new segment! --- Follow me on ALL my social channels for more content: dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- Stay proactive! Dean Kulaweera
05:47
August 10, 2021
Episode 205: Quick 2 tips to network more effectively with Recruiters...
This segment is from a clip I uploaded to my YouTube channel today. Networking with Recruiters should be one of the tools in every Job Seekers arsenal - and I'm not just saying that because I'm a Recruiter myself.   When there's a strong mutual fit between you and what a Hiring Team is looking for, a Recruiter can have you skip over the hundreds of Resumes in an ATS and get straight in front of a Hiring Manager.   But you have a finite amount of time and you want to make sure you're networking with the RIGHT Recruiters - immediately, and over the long-term.  In this clip I share 2 things you want to look out for when networking with Recruiters to make the most of your networking efforts.   Hit Subscribe for more!   ---   Subscribe to my FREE Newsletter for Job Search tips:  https://www.dkglobaltalent.com/newsletter ---   Follow on all my Social Channels:  https://www.dkglobaltalent.com/connect ---  Stay proactive!  Dean Kulaweera
05:22
August 6, 2021
Episode 204: Top 3 Common mistakes to avoid at your Job Interviews...
Got an Interview coming up which you're preparing for? Today's segment is for you. Over my 8+ years in the Staffing Industry, the tips I'm sharing with you today, has been some of the most common reasons as to why people end up not acing their Interviews. Do not let the simplistic nature of these 3 tips fool you - I've represented candidates from junior all the way upto management level who've made these mistakes, and not even be aware of it! Don't feel bad if you're making these mistakes - but fix them and conquer those Interviews! Subscribe for more! --- Follow me on all my social channels: dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- Stay proactive! Dean Kulaweera
07:28
August 5, 2021
Episode 203: Live Stream Replay - How 100% remote jobs trend will affect your Job Search strategy
In many sectors such as Tech, Finance, Professional Services, and other industries the pandemic has proven that Organizations have the ability to operate efficiently while savings costs to both parties (employer and employee), and so there is a definitely trend in such industries of 100% remote work being "here to stay". However - how does this affect your Job Search strategy? Or does it? In this replay for my Live Stream, I discuss 3 observations in regards to this as to how Job Searching will change and how you can adapt to it. Subscribe for more! --- Want to tune in to my weekly Live Stream LIVE? Follow me on YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter and tune in LIVE on Wednesdays @ 11AM ET every week - social links here: dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- Applying for Jobs online but not getting responses to your applications? Sign up for my FREE Masterclass and find out WHY: dkglobaltalent.com/masterclass --- Stay proactive! Dean Kulaweera
46:44
August 4, 2021
Episode 202: Job Interview Tip - winning over the "senior executives" who Interview you.
In today's segment I'm revisiting a concept which is so important when selling Interviewers on what you bring to the table that it could be the difference between you being just another person doing the same stuff as everyone else, and you being the person they want to bring onboard ASAP. And it comes down to one thing: Impact. Are you talking about your impact or are you only talking about the day-to-day stuff which you do? Especially in your conversations with those in senior executive positions, while they might appreciate your daily contributions - they're thinking about big picture impact and how you fit in. Check out this segment to hear my thoughts on how you can easily do this when talking about your professional experiences. Hit Subscribe to get notified when I put another episode out! --- Follow me on all my social channels: dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- Stay proactive! Dean Kulaweera
07:53
August 3, 2021
Episode 201: How to know if you're Job Searching the "right way"..
This is from a YouTube video I posted earlier today. If you're a Job Seeker, you probably attend many information sessions or watch several "Job Search experts" (including myself) for tips on how to get yourself those Interviews - but how do you separate the "real" from the "fluff".   For ANY Job Search tip or strategy to be successful, it has to accomplish ONE very fundamental thing.   I talk about this one thing in this segment - always hold this fundamental up to any Job Search strategy: if it accomplishes this fundamental, the strategy might very very well be a good one or worth putting the effort in executing.   Subscribe for more!   ---   All social links here:  https://www.dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- Subscribe to FREE Newsletter for Job Search tips:  https://www.dkglobaltalent.com/newsletter --- Applying for jobs online but not getting responses from Hiring Teams or Recruiters? Find out WHY in my FREE Masterclass: https://www.dkglobaltalent.com/masterclass --- Stay proactive! Dean Kulaweera
04:52
July 30, 2021
Episode 200: #TechTalks replay - Building a career in Cybersecurity with special guest #thecyberAli
Today's episode is a replay of my Live Stream show from earlier today where I was joined by special guest Ali Khan aka #thecyberAli. Ali is a Cybersecurity pro who is also an author and recently published a new book "Because You Can: Your CyberSecurity Career".  In this Live Stream session I ask Ali to share his tips for building a successful career in Cybersecurity, trends, transitioning into this field, advice for New Grads, and Ali also responded to questions from the comments on the Live Stream. For more information on Ali check out http://www.thecyberali.com/ --- Subscribe to this podcast for more content to help in your Job Search! Dean Kulaweera
01:10:45
July 28, 2021
Episode 199: Should you be showing interest at the Job Interview? Or is that too desperate?
Should you be showing interest in working for the company you're interviewing with at the Interview? Or should you play "hard to get"? Isn't showing too much interest going to come across as "desperate"? Check out my thoughts on this in today's segment. Subscribe for more! --- Join Live Stream tomorrow with special guest #thecyberAli who will be sharing tips on building a career in Cybersecurity and giving away 2 FREE copies of his new book "Because You Can: Your Cybersecurity Career" - only for those who tune in LIVE can participate in the contest! Set your reminders here: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-Eig9ett-A LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6824037922656911360/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deankulaweera/videos/437307123942040 --- Stay proactive! Dean Kulaweera
03:56
July 27, 2021
Episode 198: Job Searching with the "Monday blues"....
Happy Monday - or maybe its not? Look, you're not always going to feel like Job Searching, especially when you have those Monday blues. But I don't want you to take that foot off the gas pedal. You need a strategy, and you need to stick to that strategy consistently folks. In today's segment I talk about something very simple you can do to mix things up and not feel like you're doing the same thing over and over again (which is why you might be avoiding job searching): Variety. Check out this segment to see what I'm talking about. Hit me up with a subscribe for more. --- Stay proactive! Dean Kulaweera
04:03
July 26, 2021
Episode 197: The 4 components to winning your Job Interviews
In today's Friday segment, I'm speaking about the 4 components you HAVE to be covering/conducting during your Job Interviews. I don't care what field you're in or what jobs you're applying for. This goes for entry-level all the way up to C-level. If you can cover these 4 components, you will be in a stronger position to win and move to the next step in the process. I'm not saying 100% of the time, as other factors might come into play. But more often than not, the Hiring team will see you as a strong potential candidate if you can accomplish ALL 4 of what I speak about here. Hit Subscribe to get notified about more Job Search related content. --- Follow me on all my social channels: dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- Stay proactive! Dean Kulaweera
09:57
July 23, 2021
Episode 196: How Job Seekers can do "professional networking" more effectively
If you're using Professional Networking as part of your Job Search strategy - nice going!   And if you're anything like me when I was trying to figure out how to network, you might be open to ideas on how to actually progress the conversation with the person you're speaking with to see if there's an opportunity for you to help their company.   In this segment from my YouTube channel, I talk about the best entry-point to getting a referral or introduction.   Note: I didn't emphasize this in the clip, but this advice is based on the assumption that you are speaking to people with relevant positions/titles at the company you want to work for in the networking interaction.   Subscribe for more!   ---   Follow me on all my social channels here:  https://www.dkglobaltalent.com/connect ---   Subscribe to my Job Search Newsletter:  https://www.dkglobaltalent.com/newsletter ---   Get access to my FREE Masterclass and learn why Recruiters and Hiring Managers might not be responding to your Job Applications:  https://www.dkglobaltalent.com/masterclass ---   Stay proactive!  Dean Kulaweera
06:06
July 22, 2021
Episode 195: Live Stream Replay - Why Recruiters don't get back after you send your Resume/CV...
Why do Recruiters ask for your Resume, or you send them your Resume, and then don't get back to you? Frustrating right? In this week's recording of my Live Stream segment I'm sharing a few ideas on why this might be happening and how to minimize this from occurring. I talk about the 3 common reasons why this might be happening, and what you need to be doing to better control your conversations with Recruiters. --- Join me LIVE every Wednesday @ 11AM ET for my weekly streams where I share Job Search tips, advice, and strategies to help in your Job Search on LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter - all social links here: dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- Subscribe to my Newsletter: dkglobaltalent.com/newsletter --- Stay proactive! Dean Kulaweera
42:01
July 21, 2021
Episode 194: The missing component on your Resume + at your Interviews....
Hey - here's something I've noticed 90% of the time people are doing on their Resume/CV and when talking about themselves at Interviews: Only talking about things you did - i.e. only talking about tasks, duties, responsibilities you performed. But there's a major missing component, and I'm covering that on today's segment. Here's the deal: no company hires you to ONLY perform tasks, duties, responsibilities. There's another component to it, and if you add this to your strategy, it'll make it easier for the company you're interviewing with to see the potential YOU will have at their organization if they were to hire you. Hit Subscribe to get notified the next time I release another tip! --- Follow me on all my social channels - links here: dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- Stay proactive! Dean Kulaweera
06:55
July 20, 2021
Episode 193 - Job Seekers: Do NOT give up! (Quick motivational message)
Look - I know its hard and tough out there for some of you who are Job Searching right now. But do NOT give up. Right now, there is an Organization out there turning down other candidates because they're looking for YOU. So keep going through the "no's" the rejections and all that uncomfortable stuff, so you can get to the great stuff and great organizations who WANT to meet you! Keep taking action and keep putting yourself out there! Subscribe for more Job Search tips and advice! --- Follow me on all my social channels: dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- Stay proactive! Dean Kulaweera
03:03
July 15, 2021
Episode 192 - Live Stream Replay: Job Search #AMA Ask me anything Job Search related!
Live Stream recording of my #AMA from earlier today - I responded to Live questions from Job Seekers and covered the following topics on today's stream: Why Recruiters message you on LinkedIn about job opportunities and then don't reply when you respond?! How do you get a job in a different country? What to do if you've been stuck at the same company for many years and don't know how to progress? How do you respond when Recruiters reply to your direct messages/email? And more! Want to tune in LIVE next time? Follow me on YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter to get notified! All my social links here: dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- Subscribe to my FREE email strategies newsletter: dkglobaltalent.com/newsletter --- Sign up for my FREE Masterclass to find out why most Job Seekers don't get responses to their Job Applications and what you need to do about it: dkglobaltalent.com/masterclass --- Sign up for my course Applying to Jobs Online 101 to increase responses to your Job Applications by upto 20%, and score yourself interviews: dkglobaltalent.com/getinterviews --- Stay proactive! Dean Kulaweera
28:24
July 14, 2021
Episode 191 - The mistake people make in "professional networking"...
The best time to start networking and positioning yourself as someone of service and value to your professional network is years ago…. …..the next best time is NOW! Networking is a long term thing, folks. It takes time and effort, and its an investment you need to set aside some time for in your schedule. There are many ways to network and add value to your contacts. Me posting this segment is a way of offering something of value to my professional connections. Yes, whether you know it or not, YOU are part of my network and this is me providing something of value. If you’ve been neglecting your network - it’s okay. Life and other priorities happen! But start doing it now so you AND your network can both benefit over the long term. Hit Subscribe for more! --- Dean Kulaweera
06:33
July 13, 2021
Episode 190 - Why you need to get clear on what YOU want
Job Seekers: know what your ideal/dream situation would look like - "the dream career opportunity". This does not mean the perfect opportunity exists out there. No organization is perfect and you won't find each every item on your list of criteria when assessing an opportunity. But if you really take the time to define what "perfect" looks like for you, you'll more effectively be able to evaluate the Organizations you're interviewing with. You at least have a measuring stick now. Look - it doesn't mean everything is going to be exactly the way they say it will be at the Interview. In fact some Organizations might exaggerate unfortunately. However - that doesn't mean you shouldn't get clear on what your "ideal picture" looks like in your career. So take the time to get really clear on that! Follow me and be sure to tune in on Wednesdays @ 11AM ET for my weekly Job Search Tips & Strategies Live Stream on YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter: dkglobaltalent.com/connect Happy Friday all! Dean
05:22
July 9, 2021
Episode 189 - Salary Negotiation Tip: before lowering it, do THIS....
Entering Salary negotiations at the final interview or beyond? Are they coming back with an offer lower than what you asked for? If its a great opportunity, you might be tempted to yield and just accept it - but I want you to clarify ONE thing before you go ahead and do that so you can get what you initially asked for. Check out this quick episode to find out what that is. Its going to take some courage and you need to do it diplomatically - but it'll help get you exactly what you're asking for. Subscribe for more content! --- Follow me on all my social channels for more Job Search content: dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- Stay proactive! Dean Kulaweera
05:32
July 8, 2021
Episode 188 - 2 things to do BEFORE you even start Job Searching...
Today's segment is the replay of my Wednesday Live Stream from earlier today. I talked about 2 things you have to make sure you're doing BEFORE you even start Job Searching. I've observed many Job Seekers not do this and fall short in their ability to make Recruiters and Hiring Teams confident in moving them forward in the Recruitment Cycle. The purpose of the 2 items I'm talking about today is to arm you with clarity. And clarity gives confidence, and helps others in turn feel more confident about you. Hit Subscribe for more! --- Want to tune in to my Live Streams LIVE? Join me every Wednesday @ 11AM ET on YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook - links to follow me on those platforms here: dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- Link to my FREE Masterclass mentioned in the Stream: dkglobaltalent.com/masterclass --- Stay proactive! Dean Kulaweera
37:13
July 7, 2021
Episode 187 - Interviews: not about you just responding to questions?!?!
Interviews: are they really about you just sitting there and responding to a whole bunch of questions? And can you still perform well if that's all you do? Sure you can - but in my experience as a Recruiter, the best Interviews have almost always had this in common: they had the 2-way flow of a conversation. Not just one person asking all the questions. And the other person responding to all the questions. Check out this episode to see what I mean. Subscribe for more! --- Follow me on all my social channels for more Job Search related content: dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- Stay proactive! Dean Kulaweera
03:59
July 6, 2021
Episode 186 - Avoid THIS Resume/CV mistake...
In today's segment I talk about a somewhat common mistake some of you might be making on your Resume, which actually might HELP in getting Interviews - but can also backfire at the Interview! My suggestion is: although this tactic might help get you Interviews, you run the risk of discrediting yourself. Listen to this episode to see what I'm talking about. Hit Subscribe to get notified on more episodes in the future! --- Stay proactive! Dean Kulaweera
06:09
July 5, 2021
Episode 185 - When you don't understand (completely) the Interview question being asked...
How do you respond to an Interview question you don't completely understand? I'm not talking about lacking knowledge in the area you're being asked about. I'm talking about the question itself - not being clear about what exactly they're asking. In this segment I share my thoughts on how to handle this - and winging it is not the way! You need to get clarification! Subscribe for more! --- Stay proactive! Dean Kulaweera
04:57
July 2, 2021
Episode 184 - Replay/Recording: Wednesday Live Stream Q&A
Check out the replay for my Wednesday Live Stream Q&A where I responded to your questions about Job Searching. In today's segment I covered the following areas: How to respond to Interviewers asking about your "strengths" Best way to apply for Government jobs How long in advance should someone who is about to be a new grad apply for jobs How can people outside of North America connect with Recruiters over here --- Want to tune in LIVE? Join me Wednesdays @ 11AM ET on YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook - all my social links here: dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- Stay proactive! Dean
25:24
June 30, 2021
Episode 183 - Handling things BEYOND your control as a Job Seeker
You're going to face many things as a Job Seeker which are going to have you left feeling like: "Is there anything I actually CAN control when I'm Job Searching?" Many people I've spoken to feel that way. I see it all the time as a Recruiter and as a Job Search Coach. Here's the deal folks: there WILL be things you have little control over. But how do you best handle these scenarios, situations, and circumstances? There is a way to better navigate these - and I share some tips in today's segment. Hit me up with a Subscribe and tune in for more strategies you can apply to your Job Search! --- Follow me on my other social channels for more content: dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- Applying for Jobs Online but not getting any responses from Hiring Teams or Recruiters? Find out WHY here: dkglobaltalent.com/masterclass --- Stay proactive! Dean Kulaweera
08:27
June 29, 2021
Episode 182 - Going beyond your Resume/Job Application to get responses!
The greatest challenge Job Seekers face is simply not getting responses to their Job Applications. In fact, in a recent poll I did on LinkedIn where ~420 people voted, 76% said this was their greatest challenge! That's not a small number! So if you're tuning in, you might be experiencing the same thing. In today's segment I wanted to touch on why you need to go above and beyond simply hitting "Submit" or "Send" and taking a more proactive stance in your search for employment. Hit Subscribe to get notified when the next segment comes out! --- For more details on my FREE Masterclass where I discuss in more details why many people are not getting responses to their Job Applications/Resume submissions, go here: dkglobaltalent.com/masterclass --- Stay proactive! Dean Kulaweera
05:02
June 29, 2021
Episode 181 - When people doubt you as a Job Seeker....
Doubters. Haters. People who discourage you. Its the last thing you need while facing the ups and downs of Job Searching. But you will face these type of folks at some point. So what do you do? Quick inspirational thing I put together if you've been going through this. Hit "Subscribe" to get notified the next time I put something out. Happy Friday! --- Stay proactive! Dean Kulaweera
04:42
June 25, 2021
Episode 180 - How to turn around getting rejected after a Job Interview?!?!
In today's segment, my message to you is this: don't let 'giving up' be your first response to any rejection you face when Job Searching.  In this episode I share a success story from a Client of mine who got a Job Offer from a company who initially rejected him after the initial Phone Interview/Pre-Screening. Now - I'm not saying you can turn things around each and every time. But what if you can, at least in a few of those cases? Nothing ventured, nothing gained, folks. Imagine how many times you've given up after that initial rejection and just walked away - if at least a handful of those times you could've turned things around, would it be worth it? I share how my Client did this - and its something very simple you need to start implementing ASAP. Won't work every time - but it might work some of the time. Hit Subscribe to get notified when the next episode comes out! --- For more details on my FREE Masterclass go here: dkglobaltalent.com/masterclass --- Stay proactive! Dean Kulaweera 
08:08
June 24, 2021
Episode 179 - Live Stream Replay/Recording: How to deal with "Job Search rejection"
Check out the replay of my Live Stream from earlier today where I discussed my tips on how to overcome and push through rejection when Job Searching. You WILL face some form of rejection at some point in your Job Search, folks. That's just the reality of it. But how do you keep pushing through despite those setbacks? I share 5 tips in this segment. Hit Subscribe for more! To watch the replay on YouTube, go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hi3e8KKolrk --- Follow me on my other social channels: dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- Stay proactive! Dean Kulaweera
40:30
June 23, 2021
Episode 178 - Why Staffing Agencies appear to be in such a rush?
"I need your updated Resume back within the next 30 minutes" "Hey tried calling you an hour ago and didn't hear back from you..." "Call me back ASAP!" "Hey I know I've called 20 times in the last 5 minutes, but call me back...." What's up with Staffing Agencies always seeming to be in a rush? And when you finally do get back, why is it they usually say they've reached the limit of candidates - or even worse, they don't respond at all? Look - there's many reasons, but in today's episode I wanted to cover 2 components which contribute to this as a result of the way the Staffing Industry operates and why this means you do unfortunately have to move fast for opportunities which interest you! Hit Subscribe for more content! --- Have a conversation scheduled with a Recruiter? Download my FREE PDF on how to run Recruiters through your Resume. --- Stay proactive! Dean Kulaweera
09:13
June 22, 2021
Episode 177 - Which Recruiters to spend your time and efforts on?!
Not all Recruiters are great. Not all your experiences with Recruiters will be great. In fact, you've probably had a few disappointing experiences with some bad Recruiters out there. But that doesn't mean rule out ALL Recruiters. You have to go through some bad ones to find the good ones - just like in some other areas of our lives. You need to see Recruiters as the means to and end - the end being, a great Recruiter/Staffing Agency can get you in front of their Clients who are usually Hiring Teams. But which Recruiters should you focus your time and attention on? I discuss the 2 categories of candidates Recruiters pay the most attention to in this episode so you can seek those Recruiters out! Hit Subscribe to get notified when the next episode comes out! --- Follow me on all my other social channels:  dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- Stay proactive! Dean Kulaweera
05:46
June 21, 2021
Episode 176 - Why the Interview question itself can provide CLUES
When responding to questions at the Job Interview, don’t limit yourself to evaluating the question only at face value.    There might be another dimension to the question which will open up more opportunities for you to address the real issues the company might be facing.   In this segment from my YouTube channel I provide an example of what I mean.   Hit Subscribe for more.   Follow me on all my social channels here:  https://www.dkglobaltalent.com/connect  Dean Kulaweera
05:31
June 18, 2021
Episode 175 - Live Stream Replay: Job Search Q&A
Replay of my June 16, 2021 Live Stream on LinkedIn/Facebook/Twitter/YouTube - in this segment I was asked about various topics from viewers in the comments, including: Can we expect any drastic changes in the job market once stay-at-home orders are lifted through the pandemic? How to respond to the Interview question "Tell me about yourself?" What can Job Seekers do beyond simply hitting up the job boards for new opportunities? The most important thing to accomplish BEFORE you even Job Search And more! Hit Subscribe to get notified when I post another episode! --- Want to tune in to my Live Streams LIVE and ask me your questions? I stream on YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter - all social links to follow me here: dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- Sign up for my FREE Masterclass here: dkglobaltalent.com/masterclass --- Subscribe to my Job Search Tips newsletter: dkglobaltalent.com/newsletter --- Stay proactive! Dean Kulaweera
25:23
June 16, 2021
Episode 174 - What to do when a "dream" company rejects you....
You've been interviewing with your "dream" company, they've been fantastic throughout the process and very professional and respective, or at least overall you found the interview process pretty decent - but the final decision is: they're not moving ahead with you. Now what? Well there's many things you need to be doing right now - including continuing with your job search without giving up. But going back to this "dream" company, something you definitely DON'T want to do is take that rejection personally and burn bridges. A "no" today, does not mean a "no" forever.  Check out this segment for my brief thoughts on this and why. Hit Subscribe for more! --- Follow me on all my social channels: dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- Stay proactive! Dean Kulaweera
06:02
June 15, 2021
Episode 173 - Live Stream Replay: Job Search Q&A / AMA
Check out the recording from this week's Live Stream which I do on Wednesdays @ 11AM ET on my YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter channels. In this segment I opened it up to a full #AMA where I just responded to everyone's questions from the comments who tuned in. Some areas I covered on this stream were: - How can New Grads get the attention of Hiring Teams - Degree versus Diploma: which is better? - Which projects do you mention on your Resume? Wouldn't listing all be redundant? - Why I think 1-page Resumes are not practical And more! Subscribe to get more content from me! --- Join my session at the TOTech Career Fair - registration info here: http://www.totechcareerfair.com/ --- Want to tune in Live next time? Follow me on YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter and join me every Wednesday @ 11AM ET for my weekly Live Stream: https://www.dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- Dean Kulaweera
22:19
May 26, 2021
Episode 172 - Determining Recruiters on LinkedIn highly motivated to speak with you
You have a finite amount of time every day which you can dedicate to your job search: whether you're currently employed or unemployed. So you need to be spending that time wisely, especially in relation to connecting with and networking with Recruiters. How do you do this? Firstly you want to connect with Recruiters who are highly interested in speaking with someone with your skills. In today's segment I discuss one simple way you can figure this out on LinkedIn. While this method does not guarantee 100% every single Recruiter you research using this tactic will want to speak with you, it will certainly increase your chances and ensure you're spending time on the right ones. Hit Subscribe for more! --- Follow me on all my social channels: https://www.dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- Applying for Jobs Online but not getting responses from Hiring Teams? Find out why and what you can do about it on my FREE Masterclass: https://www.dkglobaltalent.com/masterclass --- Stay proactive! Dean Kulaweera
05:13
May 24, 2021
Episode 171 - Coping with rejection/lack of responses when Job Searching
Every single Job Seeker on this planet will at some point face some form of rejection while Job Searching. And its not always a flat-out rejection - often times, its simply a lack of response from your point of contact. Hey - the truth is, it could have nothing to do with you. So you need to find a way to stay in there. In today's segment I share 2 pieces of advice on how to deal with these situations so you don't give up too soon and that you're able to stay motivated. Hit Subscribe for more! --- Get access to my FREE Masterclass here: https://www.dkglobaltalent.com/masterclass --- Follow me on my Social Channels: https://www.dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- Stay proactive and have a great weekend! Dean Kulaweera
07:05
May 21, 2021
Episode 170 - Live Stream Replay: Job Search Q&A / AMA
Check out the recording from this week's Live Stream which I do on Wednesdays @ 11AM ET on my YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter channels. In this segment I opened it up to a full #AMA where I just responded to everyone's questions from the comments who tuned in. Some areas I covered on this stream were: - Resume Tips/Advice to increase chances of your Resume getting found - What Job Seekers can do beyond simply applying to get responses - Can Job Seekers overseas apply to jobs in other countries? If so, how? - How accurate are job descriptions? And more! Subscribe to get more content from me! --- Want to tune in Live next time? Follow me on YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter and join me every Wednesday @ 11AM ET for my weekly Live Stream: https://www.dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- Dean Kulaweera
58:18
May 20, 2021
Episode 169 - How you end up working Jobs you hate!!
Why do great people end up working in jobs or working for companies which they hate? Or that they don't feel happy about? Look - no Employer is going to be perfect. But how can you define the "perfect employer" if you haven't taken the time to REALLY define this. I'm not saying the perfect Employer exists, but at least you'd have some set of criteria to evaluate the opportunities presented to you while Job Searching. In today's segment I talk about this and the importance of getting really clear on defining what the perfect opportunity would look like for you. Many Job Seekers make the mistake of not doing this before Job Searching. This should be the first step. Get clear on your Career Agenda, or fall into someone else's Agenda. Hit Subscribe for regular Job Search content! --- Follow me on all my social channels: https://www.dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- Stay proactive! Dean Kulaweera
07:30
May 18, 2021
Episode 168 - Responding to "Why do you want to work for us?"
Its a common question you will get asked at some point at Job Interviews: "So, why do you want to work for us?". Now, don't be fooled and think this question is about the Interviewer trying to get to know you and what you know about them. That's only part of it. Make no mistake, they want to know you've done your research and have a genuine interest in the Organization. But that's not all they're asking. There's another component you have to ensure you address which is yet another opportunity for you to sell them on your value and get a real business conversation going. Hit Subscribe for more content to help you in your Job Search! --- Stay proactive! Dean Kulaweera https://www.dkglobaltalent.com/
03:33
May 17, 2021
Episode 167 - The Fundamental behind any good Job Search Strategy...
If companies and organizations hiring for your skills/expertise do not know you exist - then you don't exist to them!   The whole purpose of any job search strategy out there is to first and foremost build awareness that YOU exist. In fact, in judging the effectiveness of any Job Search strategy, the best evaluation is whether or not the strategy helps raise awareness for yourself.   Subscribe for more!   --- Applying to jobs online and not getting responses from Hiring Teams? Find out why and how YOU can raise awareness that YOU exist:  https://www.dkglobaltalent.com/masterclass --- Dean Kulaweera
05:36
May 13, 2021
Episode 166 - (Live Stream recording) How to respond when Interviewers ask "What are your weaknesses/flaws?"
Recording of my Live Stream from earlier today: How do you respond to "What are your weaknesses?" at your Job Interviews? Why do Interviewers even ask this question? And why tell them something which highlights something negative about yourself? I wrote an article about this earlier this week, but wanted to speak more on this on today's Live Stream, because this interview question is actually a great opportunity for you to sell the #Interviewer on your potential value. But responding with "My greatest weakness is I work too hard" or "My greatest weakness is I go above and beyond" - is just going to make interviewers internally roll their eyes. Let me show you how to tackle this question which can be a mystery to many #JobSeekers.  --- Join me every Wednesday @ 11AM ET for my weekly Live Stream on LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter: dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- Subscribe to my newsletter for FREE regular Job Search Tips: dkglobaltalent.com --- Stay proactive! Dean Kulaweera
38:17
May 12, 2021
Episode 165 - Utilizing Recruiters in your Job Search w/ guest Richard Rosner aka "The Staffing Shark" (Live Stream recording)
#JobSeekers - have most #Recruiters left you wondering how on earth to even leverage them in your search for employment? And how do you get their attention? Tune in to this discussion with my special guest Richard D Rosner, aka "The Staffing Shark" who was a special guest on my Live Stream earlier today. We've been trying to collab on a Live Stream segment for a few years now and we're finally making it happen on this segment. Hit Subscribe for more Job Search content! --- For more info on Richard, check him out on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-d-rosner-42529614/ --- To watch my Live Streams LIVE on YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter, all my social links here: dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- Subscribe to my Newsletter for regular Job Search tips: dkglobaltalent.com/newsletter --- Dean Kulaweera
01:01:34
May 11, 2021
Episode 164 - Why the Job Search is a Job in and of itself
Do not approach your Job Search randomly folks. You need to have a plan, a strategy, and a structure on a day to day basis. What are you doing today, hour by hour, which is going to contribute to your Job Search? Are you locking that into your calendar? In today's quick segment I'm sharing how you need to be approaching your Job Search daily so you stick to the process and help alleviate that stress and anxiety associated with Job Searching. Hit Subscribe for more! Dean Kulaweera
04:09
May 10, 2021
Episode 163 - Why Interviewers ask about your "weaknesses" or "flaws"??!?
Seriously - what's the point of #interviewers asking you "what are you weaknesses?", "what are your flaws?". And variations of those type of questions? Why would anyone admit any of those and run the risk of making themselves less desirable as a potential employee?   Here's the thing, folks: do not take these type of questions at face value.   Now, will they be paying attention to these weaknesses and flaws you mention? Probably.  But there are 2 other things which precede this they will be paying MORE attention to. And if you're not hitting these 2 things, you're not taking advantage of this question and turning it into an opportunity to actually showcase your value as a potential employee.   Like & Subscribe for more!   Dean Kulaweera   ---  Follow me on all my social channels including Quora:  https://www.dkglobaltalent.com/connect  ---  Sign up for my FREE Masterclass:  https://www.dkglobaltalent.com/masterclass  ---  Subscribe to my FREE Newsletter:  https://www.dkglobaltalent.com/newsletter
08:10
May 7, 2021
Episode 162 - American companies expanding into Canada + how Canadians can take advantage of this
Replay of my Live Stream from earlier today. In a recent article I read on ITBusiness.ca, in a survey of 500 American HR pro's conducted by Envoy Global, nearly 60% said they're considering Canada for expansion. With its close proximity to America and highly skilled Talent pool - Canada looks good to a lot of American companies looking for expansion AND talent. So how can Job Seekers in Canada take advantage of this and start generating conversations with potential Hiring Teams in America who might be interested in having a discussion about this, and potentially considering them as future hires? I'm going to share my thoughts on how Canadian Job Seekers can take advantage of this proactively. Hit Subscribe for more content to help you in your Job Search! --- Link to Original article referred to in this segment: https://www.itbusiness.ca/news/report-nearly-60-of-u-s-hr-pros-considering-canada-for-expansion/118004?utm_source=ITB-TD&utm_medium=enews&utm_campaign=ITB-TD&scid=9024f990-629f-11eb-9857-b3ef3672d58c --- Join me LIVE every Wednesday @ 11AM ET for my weekly #JobSearch tips & strategies Live Stream on LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter - all social links at: dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- Stay proactive! Dean Kulaweera
47:24
May 5, 2021
Episode 161 - The foundation for Job Search Motivation
Quick segment today talking about what I feel is the "bedrock" of staying motivated especially when Job Searching. While feeling "motivated" will help get you through the bumps along the road when Job Searching, its a temporary boost. You need something at a foundational level which will keep you moving forwards. Subscribe for more! --- Follow me on all my social channels: dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- Dean Kulaweera
05:22
May 4, 2021
Episode 160 - The ONE thing which will help you Job Search better
As a Job Seeker, no matter how much great information you consume, nothing will change unless you do THIS. Information is only as good as its practical and gets you results - at least in relation to your Job Search, in my opinion. Just because something sounds good, doesn't make it effective. This applies to anything I talk about as well in relation to Job Search tips, advice, and strategies. In today's segment I talk about this ONE thing I see many people fail to do and end up simply addicted to the quest for more and more and more information. See what I mean in this segment. Hit Subscribe for more. --- Dean Kulaweera
04:09
May 3, 2021
Episode 159 - Selling a Bottle of Water and what it has to do with Job Interviews?!?!
In this clip, I go over my "Bottle of Water" Analogy for Job Interviews. Some of you might have heard me do this presentation if I've spoken to your group. Ever been to a Job Interview, done a fantastic job speaking about your achievements, accomplishments - even the outcomes and ROI you've helped achieve, but still feel like the Hiring Team wasn't completely sold on you or uncertain? Or maybe they decided to go with another candidate and you just couldn't believe it after the stellar effort you put in at the Interview? Here's the deal: Its not because they weren't impressed by your achievements and accomplishments. Its because you might have made this very simple error when interviewing. Check out this clip and remember this analogy for your future #interviews. --- Watch the video version on my YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/qWZUKuzwLlY --- Join me every Wednesday @ 11AM ET for my #JobSearch Tips and Strategies Live Stream on LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter: dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- Dean Kulaweera #DeanKulaweera #JobSearchTips #JobSearching #InterviewTips
08:49
April 29, 2021
Episode 158 - Why 76% of Job Seekers aren't getting responses to their Job Applications as top challenge (Live Stream Replay)
#JobSeekers: Why aren't you getting responses when you apply for jobs online? In this segment, which is the replay of my Live Stream from earlier today, I discuss results from a recent quarterly #LinkedIn poll I've been doing asking Job Seekers what their greatest challenge is, and sharing tips on how to overcome this major barrier many of you are facing. In fact, a landslide 76% of you who voted (total 420 votes) said "No responses after applying" was your greatest challenge!  Why is this happening and what can you do about it? I break down what might be happening so you can deal with it in this replay of my Live Stream. Subscribe for more Job Search Content! --- Follow me and tune in every Wednesday @ 11AM ET on LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter for my Live Stream where I share #JobSearch Tips, Advice, and Strategies to get you that offer letter: dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- Dean
46:01
April 28, 2021
Episode 157 - The Fundamental to doing better at Interviews
Job Interviews are not just about having a fantastic Resume and knowing all your stuff - although that is still important. There is a fundamental about Job Interviews you need to understanding from the Interviewer's perspective: knowing this will allow you to better understand how to approach your Interviews and increase your chances of coming out a winner. In this segment I talk about: The purpose of the Interview from the Organization's standpoint Why they want to setup Interviews in the first place Are you the investment they're looking for? Outcomes The importance of asking good questions - and I'm not talking about the Interviewer's questions Enjoyed this segment and found it insightful? Make sure you Subscribe for more! --- Download my FREE PDF - 3 Killer Questions you need to be asking at your Interviews: dkglobaltalent.com/3-killer-questions-pdf --- Join me on my Live Stream every Wednesday @ 11AM ET on YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter: dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- Stay proactive! Dean Kulaweera
09:17
April 27, 2021
Episode 156 - Finding "perfect responses" online to common Interview questions
I try to spend some time everyday on Quora and/or Reddit responding to questions posed by Job Seekers and one of the most common is: "How do I response to being asked XYZ by an Interviewer?" - or some variation in wording of that question. Hey, its very important how you respond to questions at your interviews. My concern however is people thinking that they can use some slick, witty, "surface-level" response at their Interviews for common questions and think the Interviewer is going to get impressed. They probably won't, because they can tell that response is someone else's and not yours. In this quick segment I talk about and caution you against keeping it to memorizing surface-level responses. You have to incorporate another very important component to your responses. Hit "Subscribe" for more Job Search content. Have a great week ahead folks. Dean Kulaweera --- Follow me on all my social channels: dkglobaltalent.com/connect
07:42
April 26, 2021
Episode 155 - Use this Killer Job Interview strategy
In this segment I speak about a topic I covered a few days back on my Live Stream - look, the Interview is not about you. And its also not about the Organization. Its about a very specific intersection connecting you with them. Not focusing on this is how you end up going well prepared to speak about yourself at interviews and still fall flat - and left feeling confused as to how they could possibly not be impressed by what you bring to the table! Hint: the problem isn't that your accomplishments weren't impressive! Its just that you didn't focus on the right ones. Focusing on this specific intersection at your Interviews will allow you to perform better and really get their attention. Subscribe for more content to help you in your job search! --- Follow me on all my social channels here: dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- Watch replay of the Live Stream I refer to in this segment: https://youtu.be/xRyVXzuqeMk --- Have a great weekend and stay proactive! Dean Kulaweera
08:43
April 23, 2021
Episode 154 - Why multi-column Resumes/CVs might be a bad idea
With everyone talking about the importance of ensuring your Resume/CV should only be 1-page or 2-pages max, I've been seeing an increase in multi-column Resumes which allow people to do exactly that and keep their Resume to 1-page. And I'm seeing a lot of these type of templates going around as well. But this comes with its downsides - one especially in relation to ATS platforms. So the question is: yes they look nice, but more importantly, are they practical? Majority of the time, when you apply for a job online, it will find its way onto an ATS platform either automatically or manually. However, there is an automated function all ATS platforms perform which make the Resume readable within the ATS so Recruiters don't have to download Resumes every time they want to review one.  And this mechanism can conflict with the multi-page Resume templates out there. Listen on to see what I mean in today's segment.   Don't forget to hit Subscribe for more Job Search tips and advice to help you in your Job Search!   --- Applying for jobs online but not getting responses from Recruiters or Hiring Teams? Find out why this is happening and what you could do about it on my FREE Masterclass:   http://www.dkglobaltalent.com/masterclass --- Stay proactive!  Dean Kulaweera
10:01
April 22, 2021
Episode 153 - The 3 components to communicating your value at Job Interviews!
Ever felt like you did AMAZING at an Interview, hit the ball out the park, and confused when the Hiring Team gets back and says they decided to go with another candidate. Look - its not because they didn't like you. Its because you might have missed out on understanding these 3 components to winning at your Interviews. In this replay of my Wednesday Live Stream, I share: The fundamental and the foundation you need to understand about Interviews The 3 components to effectively communicating your value to the Hiring Team so they get REALLY interested in you My Water Bottle analogy and what it means for your Interviews moving forwards. Make sure you Subscribe for more Job Search related content! --- Want to watch the video replay? Check out my YouTube and other social channels: dkglobaltalent.com/connect Join future streams LIVE every Wednesday at 11AM ET on YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter! --- Stay proactive! Dean Kulaweera
50:18
April 21, 2021
Episode 152 - Getting a job at large Consulting firms, Career Transitioning, being in a new Country - w/ Felipe Toledo
In today's replay of my Live Stream, I have special guest Felipe Toledo on the show to talk about his job search journey into getting employed by a large Consulting firm. Felipe is also Founder of The North Project Managers which is a non-profit group for the Brazilian community in Canada with an interest in Project Management, which has now grown to around 500 members!  Not everybody wants to work at the large-sized firms - but for those who do, you might be left scratching your head wondering how to stand-out when there are so many others competing with you for the same positions. Felipe not only landed a job at his current employer Accenture - but he did it as someone transitioning from Supply Chain to Project Management, AND as someone new to the country (Canada). So I had him share his advice and tips for other in any of these categories. Don't forget to subscribe for more Job Search content to help you in your search! --- Want to watch the video replay? Check out my YouTube channel: dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- For more info on Felipe and his group visit: https://www.thenorthprojectmanagers.ca --- Stay proactive! Dean Kulaweera
59:37
April 20, 2021
Episode 151 - Which industries have Job Opportunities right now?!?
Where are the job opportunities out there? How do you identify them? Do they even exist? Look - I know its tough right now, but yes, there are opportunities out there. As we speak folks, there are multi-million dollar transactions taking place is certain industries for certain companies who are going through mergers, acquisitions, expansions, IPOs - and they're not doing all that for the heck of it. Investments flow towards opportunities which produce great returns (or a high chance of it) for investors. That's where you need to be looking for opportunity. In this segment I provide some examples of things going on in the job market, which you need to use as the basis for where you want to be looking for opportunities. Not all job opportunities are going to be publicly posted. Research the right industries and network with the right people to uncover more opportunities. Be sure to subscribe for more Job Search content! --- Follow me on all my other social channels for more content: dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- Subscribe to my Newsletter for Job Search content delivered straight to your inbox: dkglobaltalent.com/newsletter --- Stay proactive and keep your eyes peeled! Dean Kulaweera
12:25
April 19, 2021
Episode 150 - Dealing with Job Search stress & anxiety
Feeling that stress and anxiety kicking in from Job Searching? Its a real thing and it happens to so many Job Seekers. I know because I've experienced this myself as a Job Seeker, and also because I hear about this from so many Job Seekers through all my social channels. You're applying for the jobs. You're submitting like 10,000 applications. You're getting ghosted. And time is just passing by. Of course you're going to feel stressed! So firstly, don't be hard on yourself for feeling what you feel. In my opinion, while there may be many sources for this stress, a major source I believe is putting your attention on all these things which are beyond your control while result in you feeling a lack of control. In today's segment I'm talking about what you need to put your attention on instead and I share a simple exercise you can do to help alleviate some of that stress & anxiety. Be sure to Subscribe for more content to help you in your Job Search! --- Follow me on all my social channels: dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- Subscribe to my Newsletter for regular Job Search tips delivered to your inbox: dkglobaltalent.com/newsletter --- Stay proactive! Dean Kulaweera
10:57
April 16, 2021
Episode 149 - Communicating your "Intersection" as a Job Seeker
When communicating your value to Recruiters, HR, and Hiring Teams - are you communicating your value in the most effective manner?  Ever been to an Interview, thought you did a great job explaining all your projects and accomplishments - and you can't believe they don't want to move ahead with you?  Even when you responded to all the questions they might have asked you?   The problem is not that they're not impressed by your achievements - the problem is, you haven't communicated the "intersection" between YOU and THEM.  Look - you have your own agenda in your Job Search and the Hiring Team has their own agenda. But these two agendas do have a commonality which you need to communicate.   Don't forget to Subscribe for more content to help you in your Job Search!   --- Want Job Search tips delivered directly to your Inbox? Subscribe to my Newsletter:  http://www.dkglobaltalent.com/newsletter   --- Check out my FREE resources on my website and follow me on all my social channels:  http://www.dkglobaltalent.com/   --- Stay proactive!  Dean Kulaweera
08:08
April 15, 2021
Episode 148 - #TechTalks: Let's talk Business Analysis with Emal Bariali!
Have an interest in Business Analysis? I have special guest Emal Bariali joining me and in this recorded segment of the Live Stream I had with him as my guest, and we're talking how things have changed in the current environment after the onset of Covid-19, what Hiring Managers and Project Managers are looking for in BA's, and Emal's thoughts on the 2020 Scrum guide which was recently released. Emal also responded to questions from viewers who tuned into the Live recording. Emal is a Senior Business Analyst and Founder of the BA Blocks Community. Make sure you Subscribe for more content! --- For more details on Emal and his community for Business Analysts, visit:  http://www.bablocks.com/ --- Tune in to my Wednesday stream LIVE @ 11AM ET on LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter - all my social links at: http://www.dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- Dean Kulaweera http://www.dkglobaltalent.com/
57:04
April 14, 2021
Episode 147 - Networking with Recruiters? Make sure you fall into THESE 2 categories....
Networking with Recruiters during your Job Search but not having much success? You're sending out direct messages, emails, maybe even calling - but can't seem to get their attention?   I wrote an article earlier today about the 2 categories of individuals most Recruiters focus the majority of attention on (link below). If you're not meeting these 2 types, then the chances are, the Recruiter will not make the time to connect with you.   Look - just like any profession, Recruiters need to prioritize their time. And most of a Recruiters time is focused on connecting with the RIGHT Talent and the most RELEVANT talent. Check out this clip for more info on what I mean by this and how to focus your efforts in the right way.   Subscribe if you liked this episode and want more Job Search content!   --- To read my article:  https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6787740396480020482/  --- Check out my FREE resources for Job Seekers at my website:  http://www.dkglobaltalent.com/  --- Follow me on all my social channels:  http://www.dkglobaltalent.com/connect  --- Stay proactive folks! Dean Kulaweera
07:37
April 13, 2021
Episode 146 - The fundamental to MORE networking opportunities as a Job Seeker
If you've been struggling with how to network as a Job Seeker - it could be because you need to strengthen your understanding of this one fundamental concept: visibility.   Increased "visibility" will open up the gates to more networking opportunities for you.  This is something which remains unchanged in the current environment we're in all over the world.  Video conferencing technology, social media, and all these great tools allow us to make ourselves better equipped to generate networking opportunities.   Check out this video clip and let me know what you think.   Subscribe for more Job Search content!  Check out my resources and courses for Job Seekers at:  http://www.dkglobaltalent.com​  Dean Kulaweera
10:12
April 8, 2021
Episode 145 - Networking Tips for Job Seekers in 2021
How do you network in the current environment we're in? Is networking the same? What's changed? How do I do it so people actually WANT to help me? If you've been struggling with how to network while #JobSearching, check out this replay of today's Live Stream segment where I'll be sharing some tips to help you network more effectively as a Job Seeker.  Make sure you subscribe for more Job Search / Career content! Also, stay tuned for next week's session where I will have special guest Emal Bariali coming through to talk all things Business Analysis, Agile, and Scrum! --- Want to join me LIVE? Join me every week Wednesday @ 11AM ET for my Job Search tips & strategies Live Stream on LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram - all my social links here: dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- Applying for jobs online but not getting responses from Hiring Teams? Learn why on my FREE Masterclass: dkglobaltalent.com/masterclass --- Stay proactive! Dean
44:56
April 7, 2021
Episode 144 - Your daily Job Search battle plan
We’ve all heard it before: fail to plan and you plan to fail. In today’s segment I’m speaking on the importance of having a Job Search battle plan you need to execute on DAILY. You need to treat the Job Search like it’s a job in and of itself - because it is!
11:53
April 6, 2021
Episode 143 - Phone Interview tips & best practices to help you win!
Got a Phone Interview around the corner? I'm covering Phone Interview tips on today's segment - tune in and be prepared to take notes! The phone interview, often times considered the "pre-screen", is the conversation which determines whether further conversations will take place: so do not underestimate the importance of this call! In this segment I cover everything from the purpose of the Phone Interview, through to the basic details which will help you create a great first impression on the interviewer! --- Want to tune in Live? Join me Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays @ 11AM ET on LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter - all my social links here: dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- Download my FREE PDF - 3 killer questions you need to be asking from interviewers: dkglobaltalent.com --- Get more details on my course Applying for Jobs Online 101 and get MORE responses from Hiring Teams when applying for jobs online: dkglobaltalent.com/getinterviews --- Want regular Job Search tips delivered directly to your inbox daily? Sign up for my FREE Newsletter: dkglobaltalent.com/newsletter --- Dean Kulaweera
47:53
April 1, 2021
Episode 142 - 7 Benefits to being represented by a GREAT Staffing Agency when applying for Jobs!
In today's segment I'm sharing with you some of the top benefits to being represented by a GREAT #Recruiter at a Staffing Agency. Understanding these benefits will allow you to better identify whether the Agency you're working with is a value-add to YOU or just throwing Resumes to their Clients randomly.  Look, to keep it real folks, there are definitely Agencies out there that do not conduct themselves professionally and ethically and has put a stain on the industry. That being said - don't write off all Agencies. There are GREAT Recruiters working for GREAT Agencies out there - and you need to constantly be evaluating and qualifying which ones you want to developer those long-term relationships with - and which ones are a "one-off" situation only because they're recruiting on something which interests you. Hope this session provides you with some criteria on how to make that assessment! --- Want to join LIVE? Join me every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday @ 11AM ET for my Job Search Live Streams where I provide you with tips, advice, and strategies for your Job Search on LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. All my social links here: dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- Grab a copy of my FREE script on how to run Recruiters through your Resume the right way: dkglobaltalent.com --- Applying for jobs online but not getting responses from Hiring Teams? Find out why this is happening and what you can do about it: dkglobaltalent.com/masterclass --- Want daily Job Search tips delivered straight to your Inbox AND get notified before my next Live Stream? Subscribe here: dkglobaltalent.com/newsletter --- Dean Kulaweera
50:57
March 31, 2021
Episode 141 - Getting focused when dealing with Job Search stress & anxiety
Struggling with stress and anxiety when #JobSearching? I'm going to be talking about a simple exercise you need to be doing to help alleviate those feelings and get you back in focus. Beneath that stress & anxiety is a feeling of lacking in control. You're facing: - Not getting responses when applying for jobs - Recruiters not getting back to you or ghosting you - Getting turned down after interviews And a whole bunch of other stuff - and its leaving you with a sense of no control over your outcomes. In this segment I share a simple exercise you can do to retain control and alleviate stress and anxiety. --- Want to join me LIVE on my Live Streams? Join me on LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays @ 11AM ET - links to my social channels here: dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- Applying for jobs but not getting responses? Sign up for my FREE Masterclass to learn why and what you can do about it: dkglobaltalent.com/masterclass --- For more info on my new course Applying for Jobs Online 101: the 3 step process to getting more responses from Hiring Teams: dkglobaltalent.com/getinterviews --- Dean Kulaweera
30:37
March 30, 2021
Episode 140 - Top Job Interview mistakes you DON'T want to make!
#JobSeekers: Don't make these top/most common mistakes at your #JobInterviews! Today I'm going over the most common "post-interview" complaints I've heard from Hiring Teams, as a #Recruiter working in the #Staffing industry, which led to candidates being rejected after the #interview.  These are simple things you can easily eradicate. I share the top 4 I've heard from Hiring Managers over the years working in Recruitment. --- Want to join me Live? Follow me on LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook or Twitter every week Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays @ 11AM ET for my #JobSearchTips and Strategies Live Stream - all my social links at: dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- Download my FREE PDF: 3 Killer questions you need to ask from Interviewers at your next interview: dkglobaltalent.com --- Applying for jobs online but not getting responses from Hiring Teams? Get more details on my course which helps you overcome this: dkglobaltalent.com/getinterviews --- Dean Kulaweera
42:50
March 25, 2021
Episode 139 - Determining which Recruiters to focus your efforts on!
#JobSeekers: How do you determine which Recruiters you should be prioritizing your time to work with? In today's segment I'm sharing some tips to help you figure that out and do your own "qualifying". Look - we all have a set/finite amount of time everyday dedicated to our #JobSearch, so you want to make the most of that time when conversing, communicating, introducing yourself to, and following-up on, Recruiters.  I discuss the following areas on today's episode: The primary category of Recruiters you want to focus your time and efforts on, whether Corporate or Staffing Agency Research tip: something you can notice on a Recruiter's LinkedIn profile which is a MAJOR hint as to whether they are likely to connect/network with you The 3 questions you HAVE to ask on a call with a Recruiter to immediately determine if this should be a long-term relationship Staffing Agency tips: Which Agencies to focus on, determining realistic expectations, positive experiences, etc How to keep track and stay in touch over the long-term --- Want to join me LIVE? Follow me on LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook or Twitter: I go Live Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays @ 11AM ET to discuss various Job Search related topics to help YOU in your Job Search - social links here: dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- Get the FREE Sample script mentioned on the segment for your conversations with Recruiters: dkglobaltalent.com --- Applying for jobs but not getting responses from Hiring Teams? More info on my course to help you with this here: dkglobaltalent.com/getinterviews --- Dean Kulaweera
43:47
March 24, 2021
Episode 138 - How to keep Job Searching...when you're not "feeling it"?!
Tips to keep #JobSearching through self-doubt, uncertainty and hopelessness - and you're not really feeling it. Feeling down and don't know how to pull yourself through the #JobSearch? Its completely normal to feel that way at some point in your Job Search - but here's the deal: the bills keep coming, rents still due, food still needs to be put on the table, and you still need a job. So how do you keep moving forward despite all the setbacks your facing? In this segment I share 4 tips on how to put yourself in a better state so you can continue to push through these mental setbacks which might be holding you back. --- Want to join me LIVE? Follow me on LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, and tune in every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday @ 11AM ET: dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- Applying for jobs but not getting responses from Hiring Teams? For more info on my course Applying to Jobs Online 101 visit: dkglobaltalent.com/getinterviews --- Subscribe to my Newsletter and get daily Job Search tips delivered directly to your inbox: dkglobaltalent.com/newsletter --- Dean
40:33
March 23, 2021
Episode 137 - How to keep Job Searching when you're feeling "down"
Things are not always going to progress the way you want in your Job Search and this can leave many #JobSeekers feeling stuck. So how do you get "unstuck"?  In this segment, I discuss 3 things you need to have handled in order to get out of a "mental rut" and keep moving through:   1) Cutting out the negative  2) Put the focus on taking action  3) The underlying cause of confusion which is causing you to freeze   Look - there are many ways to ensuring you don't feel "down" from Job Searching. I hope these tips I shared with you today help in getting yourself to an optimal state where you can focus on landing your next career move.   Make sure you Subscribe!   Want more details on my course?  Visit http://www.dkglobaltalent.com/getinterviews  --- Dean  http://www.dkglobaltalent.com/
08:23
March 19, 2021
Episode 136 - Interview Tip: how to respond when they ask you about something you don't have experience with?!
Interview Tip: How do you respond when they ask you about something you don't have knowledge/experience with?! Well you definitely don't want to misrepresent yourself and lie - that's a big NO! But if you leave it at "Sorry, I don't have knowledge/experience with XYZ..." - then you're leaving money on the table (so to speak). In today's episode I'm sharing an additional step you ALWAYS need to incorporate when faced with this situation, which will lead to 2 scenarios. By going a step up, you're demonstrating your value despite lack of knowledge/experience in the area they're asking you about. The point you're trying to communicate here is: "Here's why you should hire me despite not having that specific experience/knowledge....". --- Want to join me Live? Join me every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday @ 11AM ET for my Job Search Live Streams on LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter - all social links at: dkglobatalent.com/connect --- Download FREE PDF: 3 killer questions YOU need to be asking the Interviewer: dkglobaltalent.com --- Applying for Jobs online but not getting any responses? Find out why this is happening and what you need to be doing about it by getting access to my FREE Masterclass: dkglobaltalent.com/masterclass --- To your success, Dean
38:56
March 18, 2021
Episode 135 - Why Recruiters aren't responding to your "introduction" messages
Why aren't Recruiters responding to your messages/emails of introduction? In today's segment I'm covering exactly what might be happening based on the many messages I've received from #JobSeekers during my time working in Recruitment. And no - that advice you're getting about "building rapport" and mentioning something you noticed on their profile is not going to be effective either. I'm just keepin' it real folks - if you're reaching out to Recruiters, you need to take the right approach. In today's segment I cover: The major reasons why Recruiters aren't responding to your messages/emails where you attempt to make 1st contact Common ineffective messages most Recruiters receive regularly from Job Seekers which you need to ensure you're not doing How your messaging to Recruiters needs to be Found this segment helpful? Be sure to subscribe! --- Want to tune in Live? Follow me and tune in every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday @ 11AM ET for my Live Stream on LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook or Twitter. All my social links at: dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- For more information about my new course mentioned on today's episode, visit: dkglobaltalent.com/getinterviews --- Applying for Jobs Online but not getting much interest from Hiring Teams? Find out why in my FREE Masterclass: dkglobaltalent.com/masterclass --- To your success, Dean Kulaweera
46:13
March 17, 2021
Episode 134 - Why "Follow-Up" is CRUCIAL in your Job Search!
#JobSeekers - are you following-up during your #JobSearch? In today's episode I'm speaking on WHY its a very important component to your Job Search and what it will help you accomplish. Follow-up is not just about asking "Do you have updates?" or "Will you be moving forward with me?". That's just one very small part of it. Its a powerful strategy when done well and too many Job Seekers look at it in its most simplistic form. Here's what I cover in today's stream: What baseball legend Alex Rodriguez (A-Rod) said about failure and how it relates to your Job Search Follow-Up during your Job Search: a task or strategy? What Follow-Up helps you achieve How Follow-Up ensures you stand-out The differentiating factor between two applicants which Hiring Teams use to determine who they want to hire How Follow-Up allows you to demonstrate value Don't forget to subscribe to get more Job Search strategies you can use in your Job Search! --- Want to join me LIVE on LinkedIn, YouTube or Facebook? Tune in Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays @ 11AM ET - Follow me on those channels here: dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- For more details on my course, which covers follow-up in more detail, visit: dkglobaltalent.com/getinterviews --- Subscribe to my Newsletter and get regular Job Search strategies delivered straight to your inbox: dkglobaltalent.com/newsletter --- To your success, Dean Kulaweera
44:36
March 16, 2021
Episode 133 - Salary Negotiation tips: when the Hiring Teams makes an offer below "asking"
#JobSeekers: You asked for $100K - the Employer comes back with $95K at the "offer stage".  How do you get that $100K? On today's Live Stream I'm sharing tips on improving your chances of negotiating for what you want: The 2 assumptions you need to make prior to the negotiations The steps you need to take to get yourself closer to what you want Be ready to take notes! --- Want to tune in LIVE? Join me on LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook, or Twitter - social links here: dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- Applying to jobs but not getting any responses from Hiring Team, and want to understand WHY and WHAT you can do about it? Join my FREE Masterclass: dkglobaltalent.com/masterclass --- Sign up for my new course Applying to Jobs Online 101 before prices go up on Monday - special introductory pricing here: dkglobaltalent.com/getinterviews --- FREE Job Search Strategies Newsletter: dkglobaltalent.com/newsletter --- To your success, Dean Kulaweera
51:56
March 11, 2021
Episode 132 - 8 Tips to Impress Recruiters on your Video Interview/Pre-Screen
Have a video pre-screen/interview with a #Recruiter? I've got you covered - I'm sharing 8 tips to help you make a great impression. Don't underestimate the importance of this conversation - its the conversation which determines whether further conversations will take place! In today's segment I cover the follow areas to help you position yourself in creating a great impression: Understand the purpose of the video pre-screen Know WHY they want to speak Dress code Timing Your Resume Responding to questions Being visible Next steps Make sure you subscribe for regular Job Search content! --- Want to join in Live? Follow me on LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter - all my social channels here: dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- Get my FREE sample script on how to run Recruiters through your Resume: dkglobaltalent.com --- Take advantage of special pricing on my new course before pricing goes up on Monday, which shows you how to increase responses from Hiring Teams when applying for jobs: dkglobaltalent.com/getinterviews --- Dean Kulaweera
54:21
March 10, 2021
Episode 131 - Volunteer Experience: Does it matter to Hiring Teams?
Volunteer Experience on your Resume: does it count? I got asked this question by someone on Quora recently: "Why do companies not pay much attention to your volunteer experience?".  This is a great question because everybody talks about how great it is to volunteer - but why is it that most of the time the volunteer experience doesn't really capture anyone's attention? I'm sharing my thoughts on this in today's segment in how you can continue to give back to the community while at the same time being able to leverage that experience in your Job Search more effectively. Make sure you subscribe for more regular Job Search content! --- To tune in LIVE, follow me on LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 11AM ET - check out all my social links here: dkglobaltalent.com/connect --- Applying for jobs online but not getting responses from Hiring Teams? Sign up for my New Course and take advantage of special introductory pricing before prices go up: dkglobaltalent.com/getinterviews --- Dean Kulaweera #DeanKulaweera #JobSearchTips #Career #Volunteering #ResumeTips#LinkedInLive
24:15
March 9, 2021
Episode 130 - Making your LinkedIn profile appealing to Recruiters
Job Seekers: On today's episode, I'm sharing LinkedIn profile tips to make your profile stand-out to Recruiters. I'm going to share my perspective as someone who has worked as a Recruiter and what I used to look for. Most of the time, its going to be Recruiters searching for you, folks.  But if your LinkedIn profile is not on point - it might get passed on or even worse, not even found. In this segment I speak about: Your LinkedIn Headline The mistake I see on so many LinkedIn profiles Skills Disabling the setting that can get Recruiters distracted Testimonials - getting the right ones Make sure you subscribe for more Job Search content in future episodes! --- Follow me on all my social media: dkglobaltalent.com/connect To sign up for the FREE Masterclass mentioned in the segment, go to: dkglobaltalent.com/masterclass To sign up for my new course before prices go up on March 15th, go to: dkglobaltalent.com/getinterviews For more FREE resources, visit my website: dkglobaltalent.com --- Dean
01:03:07
March 3, 2021
Episode 129 - IMPORTANT tip for your LinkedIn Headline...
Your LinkedIn "headline" is an important part of your LinkedIn profile - its basically the first thing people see when they see you in search results on LinkedIn. And even when visiting your profile, an enticing headline might mean the different between them leaving your page or continuing to scroll down. But it won't make any difference or capture any attention if your headline isn't done right.  And if you're putting "Looking for new opportunities" or some variation of that as your LinkedIn headline - it might not be helping you.  I share some advice on what you need to be putting on your LinkedIn profile's headline area.   -- Make sure you Subscribe if you found this info helpful to continue receiving more regular Job Search tips and advice. ---  To follow on all my social media, go to:  www.dkglobaltalent.com/connect  ---  To sign-up for my FREE Masterclass on the 3-step process you need to be using when applying to jobs online:  www.dkglobaltalent.com/masterclass  ---  For more FREE resources, visit my website at:  www.dkglobaltalent.com  ---  Dean
06:07
March 2, 2021
Episode 128 - Why Recruiters message you on LinkedIn - and then disappear?!?
Ever been messaged by a Recruiter, you respond, and then you don't hear back from them after that?  What's the point of that and what's their problem?  As someone who has worked in Recruitment, I'm going to break down why this might be happening to you. I was inspired to speak on this topic as one of my Clients has been experiencing this lately, and I'm sure some of you out there are as well. I'm covering: The truth about most messages Recruiters send out - and the good and bad regarding this factor Why sometimes responding a few hours later might be too late, and the one tactic you can use to get in front of the Recruiter ASAP Why one response may not be enough The cold, harsh, reality in some cases I also responded to some Live questions from viewers who tuned in Live. --- For the sample script you need to be using when speaking with Recruiters, download available on my homepage: dkglobaltalent.com --- If you're interested in the FREE Masterclass mentioned - here's the link: dkglobaltalent.com/masterclass  --- To tune in to my stream Live on LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter EVERY week Wednesday @ 11AM ET - all my social links are here: dkglobaltalent.com/connect Until next time! --- Dean Kulaweera www.dkglobaltalent.com
51:19
February 24, 2021
Episode 127 - Job Seekers vs ATS: how do you stand out?
In this week's quick tip, I discuss 2 things all Job Seekers need to keep in mind in relation to ATS platforms: Why Job Seekers continue to experience frustration with "figuring out" ATS platforms and yet nothing has been done to improve these platforms for Job Seekers How you can really "beat" the ATS in your Job Search If you've been wondering why ATS platforms are not very "user-friendly" to Job Seekers/Applicants and how you can "beat the ATS".  Make sure you give this a listen.   To sign up for the FREE Masterclass mentioned, visit www.dkglobaltalent.com/masterclass   Don't forget to Subscribe for regular Job Search related content! --- Dean  www.dkglobaltalent.com
10:17
February 23, 2021
Episode 126 - The 3-Step Process to Getting Hiring Teams Responding
Job Seekers: applying to job opportunities online and not getting much in terms of responses? Or no responses AT ALL? In this special segment, I'm sharing my 3-step process for increasing responses from Hiring Teams. If all you're doing is applying to job postings and waiting on a response - you're depending on luck and chance, which is not a strategy. There are on average 250 applications submitted to every Job Posting - and that is the pre-pandemic average, before the mass layoffs. As someone who has worked in Recruitment, let me keep it real folks: no Recruiter on this planet is going to go through all 250 applications to find you. And the Hiring Managers themselves? They definitely won't be - sourcing and recruiting is not their primary/core function. Let me show you what you need to be doing. If you want to watch the video version of this segment on YouTube so you can see the presentation, go here:  --- For more details on my new course which teaches you these 3-steps in detail, or to sign up, visit: www.dkglobaltalent.com/getinterviews For other FREE resources on my website for Job Seekers: www.dkglobaltalent.com --- Dean
01:33:09
February 19, 2021
Episode 125 - 7 Ways to stand-out when applying for jobs online
7 Ways to stand-out when applying to jobs online! Not getting responses when you're applying to Jobs Online? You're not alone. Last month I did a poll on LinkedIn where 429 Job Seekers voted, and 326 (that's 76%) voted "No responses when I apply" as their #1 challenge. If that's you, in this session I shared tips on taking proactive steps in overcoming this challenge. Apologies for the technical issues folks I experienced during the segment folks. Hit Subscribe for more Job Search content. For more info about my course Applying to Jobs Online 101: The 3-Step Process to Getting Responses from Hiring Teams, visit www.dkglobaltalent.com/interviews to take advantage of the special offer I announced on this segment. Dean #DeanKulaweera #LinkedInLive #JobSearch #JobSearchTips #Career
01:48:07
February 17, 2021
Episode 124 - Can you REALLY "beat the ATS"?!?
Can you really “beat the ATS”?   I hear Job Seekers and Coaches talk about how to apparently "best the ATS" all the time.   In this quick segment, I share my thoughts on whether that phrase really makes any sense, as someone who has worked in Recruitment and has used ATS platforms on a daily basis.   I'm going to keep it real and let you know what happens when you submit your Resume to an ATS and why that phrase "beating the ATS" doesn't really make sense.  Subscribe for regular Job Search related content!  --- Also, to tune in to my special Live Stream segment - tomorrow Wednesday February 17, 20201 @ 11AM ET go to:   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSOhd7cY-BI  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6767478557485658112/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/107992007360500/posts/264448375048195/   You can also watch the replay at those same links if you can't make it Live. At the end of the segment I'll be sharing more details on my new course focusing on ONE of those 7 strategies to help you stand out when applying to jobs online.   See you tomorrow!  --- Dean   www.dkglobaltalent.com
07:04
February 16, 2021
Episode 123 - Staying motivated during your Job Search when things aren't going great
How do you stay motivated when your #JobSearch isn't going exactly the way you want? In this session, I'm sharing my tips and advice on how to stay positive, refuel yourself with some daily motivation, and keep pushing through to get yourself up and running for the win. Hit Subscribe to get more content geared to help you out in your Job Search. For info on my new course which will be released on Monday, mentioned in today's episode: www.dkglobaltalent.com/getintervi